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by fluorite
Sept 29, 2022 23:37:44 GMT -5
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by dirtsifter
Sept 28, 2022 1:06:25 GMT -5

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Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

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5,641 70,461 So yep not until I get a faster tumbler lol
by vance71975
Sept 29, 2022 23:22:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 1 Viewing

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3,884 53,161 Batch of flint, rut. quartz, and agates
by markb
Sept 30, 2022 0:46:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 3 Viewing

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by hummingbirdstones2
Sept 29, 2022 21:36:35 GMT -5
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5,015 63,322 Call for Roaming Wire X beginning NOV
by ashley
Sept 29, 2022 18:35:39 GMT -5
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1,016 14,370 rings
by liveoak
Sept 29, 2022 6:21:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

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357 4,970 Suggestions please
by vance71975
Sept 21, 2022 23:00:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.)

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,665 25,131 Etched Slabette
by victor1941
Sept 27, 2022 15:53:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 2 Viewing

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114 1,633 Facets on a kidney stone?
by quartzilla
Sept 12, 2022 6:53:03 GMT -5
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163 2,786 need help, first sphere
by callmerob
Aug 29, 2022 21:26:22 GMT -5

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The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

720 5,439 If you thought there was a lot of crap up there already
by rockjunquie
Sept 26, 2022 14:48:47 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

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13,675 149,215 Rock/pebble beaches around central Kentucky?
by fluorite
Sept 30, 2022 2:51:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 16 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,308 65,224 Brazillian nodule 9/26/22. Updated photos 9/27/22
by pebblesky
Sept 27, 2022 23:14:42 GMT -5
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DIY PROJECTS PAGE

2,128 25,873 I could use some help!
by hummingbirdstones
Sept 29, 2022 19:34:39 GMT -5
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Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,564 43,947 Thunderegg Thursdays
by woodman
Sept 29, 2022 15:39:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,184 13,145 My best rock hunting find ever happened yesterday
by vance71975
Sept 24, 2022 13:01:43 GMT -5
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Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,165 26,461 What kind of agates are these? - SOLVED -Desert Chalcedony
by 1dave
Sept 29, 2022 11:34:20 GMT -5

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,954 137,059 Stony creek hounding
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Sept 27, 2022 9:32:37 GMT -5
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797 27,803 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Contest, September 2022 Theme: Landscape
by wpotterw
Sept 29, 2022 12:37:35 GMT -5
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2,878 34,156 Autumn is here. :)
by liveoak
Sept 27, 2022 6:37:48 GMT -5
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1,373 11,372 Etsy's unreasonable demand is the final straw for me
by QuailRiver
Sept 30, 2022 1:32:36 GMT -5
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